Who is the Singing Librarian?
The Singing Librarian has been working in libraries in South-East England since Autumn 2000. He used to work in the Library of Doom, so named due to the various problems it encountered over the years, including floods, near-death experiences and rampaging wildfowl. He currently oversees the library provision for health students of three universities, in a role that includes a good deal of teaching. He loves it.
The Singing Librarian has too many degrees. In addition to his librarianship qualification, he has a BA (Hons) in English Language and Theatre Studies, as well as an MA in Literature. His dissertation topic was on the influence of the theatre on Henry Fielding’s novels, which he found most interesting. He enjoys worthy literature, but can more frequently be found with his head buried in some sort of genre fiction.
The Singing Librarian would not really describe himself as a singer, since he is untrained, but he does sing regularly. He has sung in choirs, concerts, operas and musicals, and is happiest when he can act and sing at the same time. He can’t really dance, but he tries very hard. For more on his on stage exploits, see the ‘On Stage’ page or posts in the ‘Singing Librarian flashback’ category.
The Singing Librarian is a Christian, and attends an evangelical church, where he helps out with Sunday school on a reasonably regular basis. His beliefs are deeply held and very important to him, but he will not force others to conform to them.
The Singing Librarian loves raspberries, hates crocodiles and talks to himself too much.